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Stacy Abrams suggests ‘broken system’ caused her 2018 gubernational loss

Former Georgia Democratic House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams stood her ground as she still refuses to concede her 2018 gubernational loss against Republican Brain Kemp in what she considers a “broken” election system.

Abrams in a statement she made during an interview with Yahoo News last week said, “I acknowledge that [Kemp] won, but I will never say that a system that is broken – that denied people their right to vote – is the right thing to have in the state and as part of democracy.”

Abrams, who’s currently on a campaign trail and running again against Republican Kemp for the Governor’s seat, has admitted to hearing a fair amount of ridicule from critics over the last years over her refusal to concede her gubernational loss. Though, she rejects the Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s assertion of her refusal to not conceding the election results which paved the way for Former President Trump’s false election fraud claims.

“It is deeply concerning to me that a secretary of state doesn’t understand the difference between the lies being told by Donald Trump and the truth that Republicans acknowledged in the complaints that we raised about the electoral system in Georgia,” Abrams said in response.

Abrams said during a March campaign event in Atlanta: “The difference is very stack when I did not win my election in 2018,” adding, “The first thing I said was that I acknowledged the outcome – that the new governor was Brain Kemp. I was not the governor, but I did say the system was broken.”

With less than 100 days before the Georgia’s gubernational race, Abrams this time around has prioritized her campaign to focus on local outreach and welcomed national support as well. The national support included President Biden which while visiting the South, didn’t stop by the state of Georgia due to conflicting scheduling issues.

As Abrams puts it, “He’s the president of the United States and he’s the president of the citizens of Georgia. My mission is to say to anyone who wants to lift up Georgia and lift up opportunity, ‘You are welcome here to help me win this election.’”

ARTICLE: NICHOLAS LEO SALGADO

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: CNN

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